#RHOC Recap: Shannon Confesses Her Rocky Marriage Is A Roommate Situation!

Posted on Oct 17 2017 - 9:40am by Dani-K

Tonight’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County is full of conflict and drama! Things get worse between Shannon and Peggy over David’s cancer confusion, but who among us hasn’t suffered from cancer confusion at some point with this show? And what would a season of RHOC be without a psychic? Can I get a woo-hoo! We begin with Lydia telling Doug about the “godfather” of Iceland’s interest in their magazine. She suggests they go without him and recommends she brings the ladies. Lydia asks Doug if she’s an idiot for agreeing to this. Obviously this is a rhetorical question.

Over at Tamra’s, she calls Shannon to find out the 411 on what David actually said to Diko. Shannon says David explained he was confused about Peggy’s cancer and tried to clarify if she did or didn’t have it. Tamra and Shannon get into a heated argument about letting this go. Shannon sounds unhinged as she tells Tamra to stop asking questions about it. Tamra tells Shannon to eff off but after she ends the call.

Next, we join Vicki for a visit with her cardiologist because she’s concerned about her stress levels. Flashbacks are shown of Vicki freaking out. Unfortunately, the doctor advises her that she has a heart murmur, some blockage and a slightly enlarged upper chamber — just like her mom. Vicki wants to stay healthy for her kids and grandkids so they won’t have a void without her. The doctor ensures Vicki there’s nothing dangerous about this diagnosis and the cure is to stop and smell the roses.The doctor’s that agree to be on this show, am I right?

Meghan is having a dinner party which includes Mystic Michaela as the party favor. Meghan goes to Mystic Michaela for EVERYTHING. Meghan even consulted her about her IVF. I’m sure Jimmy found it fascinating too  Not. Tamra, Shannon, Peggy and Lydia will be the only ladies attending. Meghan warns Mystic not to scare her friends because they are all hiding something. Peggy is the first to arrive and makes it crystal clear she’s not interested in having her aura read. No way. No how. 

Across town, Vicki goes to Kelly’s house. Vicki tells her about her doctor’s visit and Kelly reminds her that a bad ticker is what killed her mom. Vicki says her pastor told her not to be in the same room as a psychic and Kelly says she finds psychics to be scary.

Back with Mystic, she explains that Shannon’s aura is fully positive. Translation: fully positively crazy. Of course, Shannon thinks Mystic is brilliant. Tamra is a down the middle yellow/purple and Shannon is indigo center with surrounding yellow. Yellow means spiritual. By the way, is it rude of me to mention how bad Meghan’s boobs look in that strapless shirt? The girls have moved from the den to the dining room table for their catered dinner. It is at this moment when I’m reminded of the dinner with the psychic on RHOBH. I say a quick prayer to the reality gods that the same thing happens here. There’s a knock on the door, but it’s just Lydia. I totally forgot she was coming, and of course, she’s not into psychics.

Lydia tells the girls about the trip to Iceland. Peggy asks where Iceland is and informs the ladies she’s never been on a girls’ trip. I don’t think we need to ask the psychic what a cluster-fuck this trip will be. And not to leave Vicki and Kelly out, Lydia calls them in front of the girls and they say yes to Iceland, too!

Back at Kelly’s house, Vicki isn’t feeling well as it sinks in that she’s going on this trip and so is Tamra. Kelly promises to have Vicki’s back  unlike anyone had hers in Ireland.

Back at Meghan’s, Peggy announces something is bothering her. Peggy wants to know why Shannon hasn’t returned her calls. Shannon explains she and David didn’t like that Diko asked Shannon about the cancer comment when she wasn’t there for it. Peggy says, “Are you done?” The drops a bomb, “Do you trust your husband. Has he ever lied to you about anything else?” Every woman at the table drops their mouths to the ground.

Shannon says, rather aggressively, “Today, yes I do. Last week, not so much.” But really, Peggy, you never ask a woman this question  in any country. And it’s nobody’s business if Peggy had cancer or not.

Tamra tries to referee, but Lydia accuses Shannon of “mad dogging” the situation. Love it. Stealing it. Finally the women STFU and let Peggy speak. Peggy explains that her cancer is none of David’s business. Peggy says Diko was talking to Doug and David should have walked away from the boat they were all trapped on. Meghan tells Peggy to hurry up with her ‘splainin cuz dinner’s getting cold. Peggy then tells Shannon, “Who cares about your feelings and your husband’s feelings.”  Shannon gets up and walks away, and like a fake good friend, Tamra follows.

Lydia wants to know what’s happening and why they left the table as if they’re seven years-old. Let’s ask the psychic! But nobody does. They decide Shannon and Peggy should discuss the matter now that Shannon is calm. SHE’S CALM. SHE’S CALM. Back off, she’s calm. By themselves, Shannon explains that David only wanted to offer the names of cancer doctors because he’s in the construction business. And furthermore, David was not happy to hear that the fragile Diko spoke to Shannon about this. When Shannon asks Peggy if she’s that frightening, again I ask, is this a rhetorical question? As Peggy leaves, and then Lydia, Shannon can be heard clucking in the background that she’s tired of being the asshole no one sticks up for. So are we, Shannon. So are we. Peggy and Lydia ride home together, blaming Shannon for being crazy. Back inside, Tamra tells Shannon to stop being so emotional about every little thing. And the dinner party ends without stealing the trophy of Psychic Dinner from Hell from RHOBH.

The following day, Shannon goes to Tamra’s house because we haven’t discussed this enough. Tamra is happy. She’s just received a text from her daughter Sydney inviting her to her graduation. Tamra knew God would take the wheel  even though the car is back in the ditch. Shannon finally admits she’s not over David’s affair and they are living as roommates. Ouch. But Tamra understands what Shannon is going through because when her marriage to Simon ended she went crazy too. But Shannon is hopeful things will work out because divorce is not an option. Ever. Life sentence.

Let’s go to Iceland! After the ladies figure out the complicated thing called packing, they meet at the airport. Meghan is bringing her baby along because she’s still breastfeeding. Remember when she quit so she could drink during St. Patrick’s Day? I wonder if she’ll do that again. The plane takes off and the only problem so far is that Kelly accidentally spills her champagne on Vicki

Tune in next week to see the beautiful country of Iceland hopefully the ladies don’t go mad-dogging and ruin it. 

 

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  • Elizabeth Fisher

    I swear. Shannon is the conductor of the crazy train going to Crazyville where she is the Mayor and City Council.

    • ScrappieONE

      Awesome comment… bahahaha

    • pixntrix

      Spot on!

    • RRRobin

      And she’s making me crazy with that scraggly hair and hideous necklace (on top of her damned screechy voice)!

      • She also needs some waterproof mascara. Or just stop with the unnecessary water works.

        • FakeRealityTV

          But it’s a good effect.

    • FakeRealityTV

      She needs Yoga.

      • Jennymckitty

        She needs a tranquilizer dart. A big one.

  • Chloe

    For someone who loves to call people out Shannon sure can’t take it when she gets called out. She’s a raving lunatic! She even looked the part after everyone left, all disheveled. Poor woman needs serious help. I like Peggy.

    • Don’t go to RT; they hate Peggy over there.

      • FakeRealityTV

        So true; a real mob-like mentality.

      • Chloe

        I stop going to that shit site (RT) years ago. Bunch of bullies over there.

    • ScrappieONE

      I like Peggy too and I think Shannon is a liar and when backed in a corner she looses it.. Hell, she looses it no matter what but I don’t believe for a second she wasn’t trying to record Kelly or commented on Lydia’s implants and so on.

      So I guess we can’t get through one episode this season without Shannon having another meltdown.

      • Chloe

        This is true. But please keep the meltdowns coming. Shanloon is quite entertaining.

        • Lulu

          I personally do not think it’s entertaining to see a truly pained, vulnerable , emotionally unhinged woman in distress become entertainment fodder. This coven of witches ( LYDIA AND PEGGY) know that she is down but they continue to press her buttons with glee. I think it’s sick , sick and disgusting.

      • Maria

        Pegs is more of a liar than most and she is mean and calculating. Her mentor should be proud.

        • Lulu

          By mentor you mean vickileaks??

          I’m sure she loved when her pal pegs did that to Shannon.

    • GirlPlz

      called out for what though? What is she being called out for?

      • Jennymckitty

        I believe she was being called out for her husband’s alleged actions. Flashbacks show that Peggy isn’t exactly correct that David brought up cancer. I’m so glad I’m not held responsible for everything that comes out of my husband’s mouth. And can we please have one season of OC where I don’t have to type cancer?

        • GirlPlz

          Shannon is being called out for:
          * behavior that is not hers
          * behavior she didnt witness
          * and in a way which is contradictory to the facts

          Makes sense

          • Jennymckitty

            I think you’re finally understanding why she needed to be called out. This all boils down to Diko.

          • Lulu

            Re-read her comment. I may be wrong but I think she’s being facetious.
            Why does Shannon need to be called out if she never asked Diko questions?? She wasn’t there with them.

            If Diko was the macho man he pretends to be he would have spoke to David himself.

            I’m married 24 years. Why would I be responsible for a comment that my husband made ??

          • Jennymckitty

            I was being facetious. Shannon wasn’t involved in this matter at all until Diko put her there.

      • Chloe

        Shannon was being confronted over David grilling Diko about Peggy’s cancer, which was none of his business.

        • Lulu

          Are we watching the same show?? I think David is a jerk of a husband but he never grilled Diko. He asks some questions politely. … he actually looked bored and disinterested to me.

          • RealitytvJunkie

            Who asks those type of questions — politely or otherwise?

          • Lulu

            Yes. He should not have asked but my point is the connotation … David was not grilling. He’s too bored and disinterested.

            ” grilling” just doesn’t fit. And I think it was ridiculous that Diko went to Shannon … go to David. Why is she responsible for davids comments. HE goes to Shannon so he can get a rise and reaction from her.

          • Maria

            A lot of people, if they join a conversation and don’t know what the conversation is about. Anyway, Dicko realized that he was wrong and apologized to Shannon. Why is that being overlooked? Why is Pegs still raging over something that her husband has already apologized for getting wrong? Pegs is there to purposely stir the pot. She dislikes Shannon, so leave her alone to spin.

          • Lulu

            Great insight 👍🏻👍🏻

          • Jennymckitty

            Me too, LuLu. All Diko had to do is say “Yes. She had cancer”. That would have been the end of it. . Instead he went through that riddle of an explanation that virtually no one could follow. It was like one of those new math word problems.

          • Lulu

            Thank you !! Exactly.

        • GirlPlz

          So Shannon – who was not there and did not engage in said behavior – was called out

        • GirlPlz

          In addition, DIko made it Dave’s business when he told him about a story that makes zero sense

  • Minx

    I was a Shannon fan and I think it is time for her to go.
    I also Thank God that my friends chew with their mouths closed, don’t yell at each other and don’t insult other guests…

  • purehockeyfan

    “By the way, is it rude of me to mention how bad Meghan’s boobs look in that strapless shirt?”

    I was thinking the same thing! I know she just had a baby but it looks like she can wear tube socks on those puppies. She’s too young for that!

    • ScrappieONE

      OMG I hate those type of shirts… Makes me feel like I have to keep pulling my own shirt up the whole time.

      • Dani-K

        Me too. I love Say Yes to the Dress and it seems as if the strapless is the number one tried on dress, but they are very tight and most women wear a corset so it looks nice, not droopy.

    • Ailish Killian

      “By the way, is it rude of me to mention how bad Meghan’s boobs look in that strapless shirt? The girls have moved from the den to the dining room table…. OMG I thought the girls have moved sentence was referring to Meghan’s boobs. It was not flattering. Off the shoulder can be a nice look but it needs to be just off the shoulder, not sliding down the arm & boobs playing peek a boo. Tamra had the right look.

    • Lulu

      The dress was not flattering. I thought her makeup was very pretty on this episode. I think Meghan looks gorgeous with very little makeup too.

  • Minx

    Oh and Vicki has heart problems..
    Thank Gawd, it wasn’t Cancer!😸
    I am confused. In, order to have a heart problem don’t you need a Heart?
    I don’t know about the rest of you but I think Iceland looks like another Vacation in Hell..

    • GirlPlz

      Victim is on the sympathy tour

      • Minx

        Victim is on “Minx’s Last Nerve Tour”! Tickets are non refundable!
        😸

      • Lulu

        Yes she is. She’s also a grown azz woman of 55. She can’t figure out to ” get friends you have to be a friend”.

        She never holds herself accountable for all her lies and vileness . Always DEFLECTS. …Never sincerely apologizes for anything. She also believed that shmuck brooks over her daughter … I just can’t with Vicki anymore.

        Ugh sorry for the long rant!!

  • Amanda

    Megs boobs looked unnatural to me, I wouldn’t showcase them like that in the future. Those are things nightmares are made of. 🤣

    Loved Shannon saying it was me against Peggy and no one was standing up for me…seems about fair Shannut, one against one. How it should be.

    I personally love Peggy and Lydia. I love anyone who’s over Shannons craziness….OVER IT.

    • ScrappieONE

      I like both Peggy and Lydia too.. They’re except Vicki are the only ones who don’t let Shannon get away with her bad behavior and hold her accountable.

  • anonymous

    I am being to think that these women just pick on Shannon because they know they will get a reaction out of her. Lydia reminds me a Monster High doll with those big eyes, head and skinny body.

    • Minx

      I think they pick, on Shannon because they can.
      Lydia reminds me of a deranged Tweety Bird..
      Sorry, she has Tweety Bird eyes..

    • FakeRealityTV

      Oh totally, and Shannon never disappoints. I’m quite sure she was bullied and made fun of as child.

    • GirlPlz

      That is exactly what is happening. She is an easy target. Very un-Christian.

    • Chloe

      I don’t see anyone “picking” on Shannon. They seem to address her with kid gloves to try to keep her delicate spirit tamed but the crazy train just takes off.

  • Mental Iceberg 🏇

    I would love to go to Iceland. But not with any of these “ladies”.

    • we”r”family

      Me too but with family and real friends. Not these hens lol!

    • Dani-K

      Me too! I’m looking forward to seeing Iceland if nothing else.

      • Lulu

        Thank you for the great recap Dani-K

        • Dani-K

          Aww…thanks for reading

    • Chloe

      Iceland looks like an amazing adventure — especially getting to see Northern Lights.

  • SME-YourSaltyCrabCakes

    Anyone with eye holes can see that, that marriage is a roommate situation.

  • wellWellwell

    Shanloon spent all last season telling us over & over “how in love her & David were” All that “we are renting a new home for a fresh start” mm hmm..Guess we know why they remain renting instead of purchasing a home. I believe that may have been David’s idea.
    “Roommates” Ha!

    • Chloe

      You are so right. David had them sell the big mansion and downgrade to a cheap rental to facilitate an easier divorce (reduce marital assets) . But I actually feel sorry for David and the kids. Vodka Shannon is a raging lunatic and makes their lives a living hell every day.

      • wellWellwell

        Oh I agree Chloe. How many times have we seen her brow beat them and everyone else who disagrees with her.. too death. I’m sick of her SL.
        OC needs a major shake up.

        • Chi Town Baby

          Her frequent over-the-top freak outs must drive them absolutely mental.

  • RRRobin

    Loon Beador is cringeworthy with her shrieking voice, scraggly hair and ugly necklace. The show is now totally unwatchable.

  • Jennymckitty

    Two women at a dinner table arguing over a conversation neither one was present to hear. Just shoot me. Shannon is unhinged and goes from zero to 100 in a split second over everything. Shannon is too busy being hysterical to make a point. Then we have Peggy, the ironic English major, who is incapable of turning a thought into a group of sentences that make an understandable point. And I hope that Peggy feels bad when she watches the clip and finds that Diko did bring her cancer up first. And then normally mute David, who looked like he was contemplating jumping overboard, asked about it.
    But the most annoying part of this incredibly stupid argument was Lydia who had no business putting her two cents in. Honestly, she can be pill.
    Shannon, when two people are arguing with each other over something that doesn’t involve anyone else in the room then why should another person get involved?

    • Dani-K

      Peggy is quick to tell other people to get over things and sweep in under the rags (lol) but she can’t seem to follow her own advice. The cancer confusion is all because of her.

      • Jennymckitty

        Great recap, Dani. I laughed all the way through it. I cringed all the way through the show. Best line was Peggy saying ” I came into this group of women thinking I’d get support.” Please…she came into this group because someone in her household is a fame ho….I’m looking at you Diko. Peggy brings up cancer, then doesn’t want to talk about it. She only talks about her feelings when she is angry. She told Tamara that she doesn’t want sympathy. She has the most closed body language and a guarded affect. She seems to me to always be pushing people away. How does she expect to feel support? Someone needs to bake a casserole.

        • Dani-K

          Thanks Jenni! I think you are right in that Peggy doesn’t want to be on this show, it was Diko who wanted it. That’s why she runs hot and cold with the other women. In a normal world she wouldn’t hang out with them. I was surprised she’s never been on a girls trip but not shocked. She will struggle in Iceland.

          • Jennymckitty

            Diko is inches away from Peter Thomas. Last nights drama is all because he got Peggy wound up over his interpretation of his conversation with David and got Shannon worked up because he discussed this with her and not David.

          • Dani-K

            You see it. I see it. The viewers see it. Why doesn’t Shannon see it? Oh that’s right, bitch be crazy. lol.

          • GirlPlz

            Why does Diko want it? To give his company exposure? To give his ex wife exposure?

          • Dani-K

            I don’t know why Diko is seeking fame other than his ego needs it. I hope Andy asks this question during the reunion.

          • GirlPlz

            I don’t get a famewhoring vibe from him. What I do think is ridiculous is how they are so chummy to people (eg Victim) they barely know.

      • GirlPlz

        I can’t stand her and you are so right. She has spent the whole season telling people to get over things, closing people’s lips etc etc. She’s a bitch and wants to get messy in this show.

        • Lulu

          I would have slapped Peggy’s hand away if she pursed my lips.

    • GirlPlz

      Shannon needs some good coaching. Tamrat (yes Tamrat) actually gave some her some good advice. Shannon is so flustered and vulnerable that everything gets to her. Peggy and Lydia are idiots. Lydia is a **** and needs to go. She is a drama starter

      • Jennymckitty

        Tamara and Kelly seem to be the more rationale ones this season. Even Meghan with her hormonal mood swings isn’t as unhinged as the others. That is where this show is going.

      • ScrappieONE

        Shannon needs a good straight jacket… js

      • Amanda

        That’s why she’s on the show, to start drama. They all are, it’s in their contract 😆

  • GirlPlz

    This show is repulsive. I actually think it’s bad for society (truly!). It normalizes manipulative, abusive, bullying behavior. Peggy and Lydia knew what they were doing. They were gas-lighting Shannon, who they know is unhinged and vulnerable. Unfortunately, that scene makes Shannon look a lunatic. The sick ones are so-called Christian Lydia & Peggy.

    The scene started with Peggy’s melodrama, who is not as innocent as what she wants to portray. She started a stupid fight because Shannon didn’t recall returns calls (even though Peggy claims to not like her). What kind of grown woman starts conflict because a person she claims to not like doesn’r return her calls? In addition, you and your husband were whining about Shannon & David and even lambasted them at your anniversary party! When somebody doesn’t return your calls, it means they are not interested in talking to you. It doesn’t take an English major to work that out.

    Peggy is a typical manipulative bitch that plays innocent victim but is the aggressor

    • RealitytvJunkie

      I will cosign that all these Housewives shows are bad form society. But they do provide much entertainment for me.

      • GirlPlz

        Yes, but you, me and others can separate the two. I’m fairly certain a lot of people mimic and engage in HW behavior. Bravo glorifies it – physical violence, physical aggression, criminal behavior, cancer scams, charity scams. Andy loves convicted criminals Tree & Juice. When he discusses Juice, he talks about how much weight Juice has lost. Not that he is a felon who defrauded innocent people of millions of dollars and put an necessary burden on society with his bankruptcy claims

    • ScrappieONE

      It doesn’t take a lot to gas light Shannon and unfortunately every episode Shannon looks like a lunatic because of Shannon… Please don’t forget to add Tamra and Shannon to that Christian list…

      • GirlPlz

        Tamrat is acting more Christian than the Bible basher though

    • Lulu

      👍🏻👍🏻 Peggy and Lydia were so cunning and mean in this episode.

      I’m so done with lydias behavior at this point.

  • SassyMcAsspants

    Lmao! Great recap, Dani! That shit had me in stitches!

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Who remembers Shannon’s first season on the show when she went into a berserk crying fit at Lizzie’s Beach house? Then another scary hysterical rant on David at her daughter’s concert? Then again at her 70’s party — “Daaaaaavid”? I can go on but my point is, no one is ganging up on Shannon — behaving like a crazy nut is who she is and there is a pattern of behavior to prove it.

    • ScrappieONE

      Yup and she wonders why her and her husband are living like room-mates…

    • wellWellwell

      but..but..their in love. She ‘angrily’ spewed to us dumb viewers last season or whenever, they remarried *cough* each other. It proved David loved her and we’re all wrong. We didn’t see him ignore her, we didn’t see him dismiss her. Forget what your brain and eyes say..it’s Bravo’s way!

      • Chi Town Baby

        😝👏😝👏

  • Chi Town Baby

    RHOC is only good because of crazy ShanNut.